PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Chase Utley hit a tying, RBI single off Boone Logan before Howard drove one out to left-center for his fifth career walk-off homer.
Closer La Troy Hawkins (2-1) got the first out in the ninth before Tony Gwynn Jr. reached on second baseman D.J. LeMahieu’s throwing error. Ben Revere followed with a single to right. Jimmy Rollins then hit a foul pop that Troy Tulowitzki, a two-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, dropped for an error. But Hawkins retired Rollins on a liner to left. Logan entered and allowed Utley’s line-drive single to right that scored Gwynn.
Howard then connected on a 2-2 pitch for his ninth homer.
Jonathan Papelbon (1-1) tossed a perfect ninth for the win.
BREWERS 8, ORIOLES 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yovani Gallardo earned a victory with his arm a day after getting a win with his bat, and Milwaukee overcame two home runs by Nelson Cruz to beat Baltimore in the interleague matchup.
Ryan Braun hit an early two-run double and Khris Davis added a three-run homer in the eighth.
Cruz hit two solo shots and leads the majors with 19 home runs.
On Tuesday night, Gallardo delivered a game-winning RBI double as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning.
Back on the mound, Gallardo (3-3) gave up three runs on four hits and five walks in 6 2-3 innings. He also went 1 for 2 at the plate.
Braun’s double in the second inning helped the Brewers build a 4-1 lead against Bud Norris (3-5).
DIAMONDBACKS 12, PADRES 6
PHOENIX (AP) - Chase Anderson became the first Arizona pitcher to win his first three career starts and the Diamondbacks set a first-inning franchise scoring record with eight runs on eight hits.
Rookie Tommy Medica fell a single shy of becoming the first Padre to hit for the cycle.